Alyssa Buchanan, MSW, LCSW

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I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in providing professional, loving care and guidance to children, teenagers, individuals and families. I have over ten years of experience helping children and adults find their inner strengths to overcome life's burdens and challenges.
 
I specialize in child and adolescent issues such as attention-deficit disorders, anxiety, depression, behavioral modification, trauma, and grief and loss.  Family counseling is available for parents, step-parents and grandparents to strengthen bonds that empower the entire family unit to build healthy child-parent relationships. 
 
Play Therapy allows children to participate in counseling. Children view the world through unique lenses. Unlike adults, children do not have the developmental ability to fully communicate all of their thoughts and feelings. Through play, children are given the opportunity to communicate and express their thoughts, feelings and experiences. In essence, play is a child’s language. Play Therapy uses a combination of toys, arts and activities to help children communicate effectively. Therefore, play therapy provides a way for children to learn how to cope with stressors; resolve problems; and change the way they think and feel about concerns.
 
I have experience with individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders and other mental health difficulties.  There is no doubt that life can be overwhelming and chaotic. Sometimes it becomes more than we can handle alone. We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment to listen to you and work with you to find your inner strengths to create change for a better tomorrow.
For about an hour every week, we get to talk about you and only you. We will start by talking about things you would like to see different, areas of your life you want to improve and how your overall sense of well-being can change. We work together to develop your list of goals or in other words your treatment plan. Your plan will guide our focus each session. Our goal is for you to leave each session with a sense of accomplishment.

 
Family counseling is available to cover a wide range of family issues from parenting issues to marital problems. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable environment to help you and your loved ones overcome challenges. Believe it or not, it is normal to experience tough stages and growth periods within a family. In many cases, stress in a family relationship is a normal part of growing. These communication and relationship problems are more common than you might think. But, what is not so positive is when the rough parts of this normal process start to overshadow the happy times you have as a family. Making a commitment to family counseling can be a first, yet important, step towards a more rewarding and successful family life together.
 
Whatever your challenge may be, my goal is to work alongside you to overcome.  My passion is my clients empowering you to make positive, healthy decisions while walking beside you throughout your journey. My goal is to listen to you, empower you, promote healing and inspire growth. I strive to help you change today to build a better tomorrow.


Alyssa Buchanan Reaches

Melbourne FL